Sunday Link-Off: Burning Bridges

It’s the end of the week which means it’s time for some links. A quick FYI: Jackie’s taking over the Sunday links next week while I’m off. It also means that I won’t have an IndyCar write-up for you next week either. Granted, that terrible schedule of their’s probably deserves its own write-up.

For now, here’s Maitland Ward who you might remember from Boy Meets World and not a whole lot since.

Things have pretty well completely gone to hell in Egypt. Here’s one reporters look inside the protests where he got caught up in the violence. (The Daily Beast)

The investigation into the Rob Ford crack tape hasn’t ended. Police are looking to Ford friends who tried to acquire the tapes themselves. (Toronto Star)

Al-Qaeda tried using Twitter to solicit media tips. Well-intentioned Twitter users took the opportunity to troll them. (BuzzFeed)

WWE wrestler Darren Young became the first active wrestler for a major promotion to come out as gay. Kudos to Mr. Young. And don’t read the comments on this story. It’ll just make you weep for society. (CBS DC)

A 60 Minutes investigation has found that Alex Rodriguez implicated fellow players in MLB’s Biogenesis doping investigation. I’m kind of surprised he didn’t get a plea bargain for rolling on other players. (CBS News)

Speed Channel is dead. Long live Speed Channel! (Deadspin)

Hollywood Reporter talked with Keith Olbermann about his uncanny ability to napalm bridges on his way out of jobs (a trait I share) and how he mended bridges on his way back into ESPN. (THR)

Speaking of mending bridges, Jason Whitlock is returning to ESPN. A lot of sports writers hate him but he’s one of the best in the business when it comes to tackling race issues. (The Big Lead)

Speaking of napalming bridges, the Ottawa Senators have been doing everything they can, including using their favourite loyal local media beat writers, to burn the bridge that Daniel Alfredsson left on. Part of the problem with the Sens is that they’re hemorrhaging money. (Ottawa Citizen)

Have you noticed a pattern with the custom thumbnails for movie trailers? There’s definitely one to get you clicking on the videos. (Slate)

Gordon Ramsay makes up 20% of Fox’s primetime programming for a good reason. He made the network more than $150 million last year. (Ad Week)

Sears’ website has an S&M section. Who knew? (Daily Mail)

Have you seen this collection of posters for movies mentioned on Seinfeld? (Next Movie)

Did you know that Gordon Ramsay’s favourite word doesn’t begin with an F but a D?

Oprah can’t help herself. She just has to giveaway cars every chance she gets.

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